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Submission + - Teaching robots new tricks without programming ( 1

cylonlover writes: Maya Cakmak, a researcher from Georgia Tech, spent the summer at Willow Garage creating a user-friendly system that teaches the PR2 robot simple tasks. The kicker is that it doesn't require any traditional programming skills whatsoever – it works by physically guiding the robot's arms while giving it verbal commands. After inviting regular people to give it a try, she found that with few instructions they were able to teach the PR2 how to retrieve medicine from a cabinet and fold a t-shirt.
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Teaching robots new tricks without programming

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  • I think that this is the next big step in Artificial Intelligence. The ability for the robot to dynamically add to its own programming as it interacts with the world makes it that much more independent and life-like.

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